Claye Beams at a Brisbane Lions pre-season training session.
|Full name||Claye Beams|
|Date of birth||1 September 1991|
|Original team(s)||Labrador (AFLQ)|
|Draft||No. 76, 2010 Rookie Draft, Brisbane Lions
No. 65 (RP), 2010 National Draft, Brisbane Lions
|Height / weight||182cm / 78kg|
|Position(s)||Defender / Midfielder|
|Current club||Brisbane Lions|
|2011–||Brisbane Lions||45 (23)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He was selected by the Brisbane Lions as a priority Queensland rookie selection (pick 76 overall) in the 2009 Rookie Draft from AFLQ club Labrador. He had only joined the Labrador team a few months earlier after seeing his brother Dayne perform well for Collingwood in the AFL.
On the back of strong performances in the Brisbane Lions reserves side throughout 2010 and his selection in the Queensland state side, Beams was officially elevated at the 2010 AFL Draft and will commence the 2011 AFL season on the Brisbane Lions senior list. He was injured for a couple of games during the early part of the season
Beams made his debut against Fremantle in Round 1 at the Gabba, with 13 disposals. He played five of the first seven games of the season before breaking his foot and did not play for the remainder of the year.
Beams played in the round 1 victory against Melbourne and was rewarded the round 1 nomination for the 2012 AFL Rising Star for tagging Brent Moloney out of the game, whilst still collecting 25 possessions himself. He was the first Lion to be nominated since Jack Redden in 2010.
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- "Lions add four at 2010 draft". Brisbane Lions website. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
- "Brisbane begins to mould Claye Beams". Courier Mail. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
- Clark, Laine (24 May 2011). "Lions lose Beams for season". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "Claye Beams a Rising Star nominee". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Claye Beams's profile on the official website of the Brisbane Lions
- Claye Beams's statistics from AFL Tables
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